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NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Brandon Jones, DE, Widener University

Widener University defensive end Brandon Jones is a very solid football player

Widener University defensive end Brandon Jones is a very solid football player

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name?

Brandon Jones

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 225

What is your position?

Defensive End

Where do you play college football?

Widener University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

I am apart of a Fraternity that gives back to the community on a daily basis. My chapter Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. is located at my school and we do community service in the City of Chester.

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

Anatomy and Physiology 1&2

Where are you from?

Baltimore, Maryland

Who is your role model, and why?

Will Smith. I used to watch his ,motivational speeches when I was in high school and he broke down how simple life can be when you do what makes you happy and i have taken that mentality and ran with it. He is also a very great actor.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball, wrestling, basketball, cross country

Did you play any other positions in football?

Tight end, linebacker

At your position, what separates you from others?

I’m faster and more athletic than many defensive ends. And while I may be smaller my strength plays a huge part when battling against my opponent.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

The footwork of my one on one match up. Any tips that I would be able to pick up to help me decipher the offense. The weaknesses of my opponent.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The offensive tackle on my team

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Vic Beasley

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Just making it to college coming from Baltimore, Maryland a young educated black man.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I do a lap around the field I’m about to play on. It makes me feel like that it is my field.

Brandon JonesWhat is your biggest strength?

Speed, agility, and technique

What is your biggest weakness?

Size

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I am a very coachable player who is driven to win every down. I will do whatever is necessary inside of the rules of the game to make myself better.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Peyton Manning because of his in depth understanding of the game.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Huey P. Newton, Jay Z, Martin Luther King Jr

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

My Mom a house lol.

Rapid Answers

  •  Tupac or Biggie?
  •  NFL Network or ESPN?
  •  Coke or Pepsi? Don’t drink soda
  •  Pizza or Burgers?
  •  Dogs or Cats?

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